EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HUFF

But he threw me off his shoulders in a huff, among the daisies and the cyclamens.

James left the kitchen in a huff to return to his duties in the breakfast-room.

And despite all apology and protest, he left the house in a huff.

Then, I left him, in a huff, declaring that he couldn't drive me away.

Percy slammed down the cover and tossed away the can in a huff.

Nan rushed off in a huff, and Annie walked slowly down the corridor.

Maggie resumed her work in a huff; Aileen smiled to herself.

The Solicitor-General resigned in a huff, and then withdrew his resignation.

You got in a huff about a lot of fool's talk on the course and turned it round upon me.

And Dame Emma flounced her skirts in a huff and turned her indoors.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., apparently imitative of exhaling. Extended sense of "bluster with indignation" is attested from 1590s. Related: Huffed; huffing. As a slang term for a type of narcotics abuse, by 1996. As a noun from 1590s; to leave in a huff is recorded from 1778. Popular terms for "strong beer or ale" noted from 1577 include huff cap as well as mad dog and dragon's milk.

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